The legendary golfer is being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday (9 March). His daughter, Sam Alexis Woods, will officially introduce him, so let’s explore what we know about her, as well as Tiger Woods’ son Charlie.
The 15-time major champion will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The ceremony will take place at the PGA Tour’s new headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with live coverage starting at 7pm ET.
It will be extra special for Tiger as his daughter, Sam Alexis Woods, will officially introduce him. “I am both honoured and humbled to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame,” Woods said of his induction, as reported by PGA Tour.
More on Sam Alexis Woods
Tiger Woods’ daughter is Sam Alexis, whom he had with former wife Elin Nordegren. Tiger was married to Elin between 2004 and 2010.
Sam, who is 14, was born the day after her dad’s runner-up finish in the 2007 US Open at Oakmont. She is the eldest of Tiger’s two children.
However, unlike brother Charlie (more on him in a minute), Sam isn’t all that into golf. When asked whether she has a passion for the sport, Woods said: “No, not really.”
In July 2021, Woods spoke about Sam on Red Table Talk to host Jada Pinkett Smith.
“I feel like every dude should have a daughter,’ he said (via People). When asked what Sam had taught him, Tiger replied: “What has my daughter taught me? I don’t like boys.”
He later said Sam “taught me how to be more patient”. Woods added: “Daddy’s little girl. I love it.”
Tiger Woods played alongside son Charlie at PNC Championship
On Wednesday, 8 December 2021, Tiger Woods revealed he would play alongside his son, Charlie, at the 2021 PNC Championship. Charlie was born on 8 February 2009 and is 13 years old.
“Although it has been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the PNC Championship with my son Charlie,” Tiger wrote on his Twitter account. “I’m playing as a dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.”
They finished runners-up in what was Woods’ first tournament since he sustained serious injuries to his right leg in a car accident.
Charlie’s interest in golf
Charlie has started to take more of an interest in golf in recent years. He played with his father at the 2020 and 2021 PNC Championship. However, Tiger doesn’t want his son to make the same mistakes he did.
“I just don’t want him to hate the game,” he said during an episode of Golf Digest’s A Round With Tiger. “I don’t want him to fall into that trap – I get emotional about it. Some of my best memories are being out there with my dad.”
The legendary golfer also admitted Charlie could be hot-headed at times and shared the advice he has given his son to Golf Digest.
He said: “I’d watch him play and he’s going along great. He has one bad hole, he loses his temper, his temper carries him over to another shot and another shot and it compounds itself.
“I said: ‘Son, I don’t care how mad you get. Your head could blow off for all I care just as long as you’re 100 per cent committed to the next shot. That’s all that matters. That next shot should be the most important shot in your life. It should be more important than breathing. Once you understand that concept, I think you’ll get better.’
“And, as the rounds went on throughout the summer, he’s gotten so much better.”